Sunday, November 4, 2012


The complementary breakfast at the hotel yesterday was from 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  I was really concerned after getting up early the day before that we might sleep in and miss a meal ... God forbid.  That wasn't the case.  The bed was comfortable, one of those pillow top types, but it was still a strange bed and neither of us slept that well and woke up early.  It was even earlier there because of the time change.  There was some type of international convention in the area and the hotel was full of people from Quebec, South America and Italy.  Lots of people telling secrets ... well they might have been, because I couldn't understand a word they were saying.  I did hear a oui, here and there.  Gary lucked out as he said their sausage gravy was some of the better he's had in a hotel.  Of course that wasn't for me and I just had 1/2 bagel with jelly on it.  It was enough to tide me over.  We had a several hour drive ahead of us with a stop at the beautiful casino we really enjoyed last time we were in St. Louis.  We played Pai Gow for a little bit with Gary winning a few dollars and me losing but within my budget and we were on our way.  I used my Kindle to stay in touch with MFP, check Facebook, looked up what a "Billiken" (St. Louis University's mascot) was and decided I need to order the new Kindle Fire 4G.  The Kindle is so handy when traveling, I hardly remember you can read books too.

Well, Dairy Queen was still on my mind from the botched lunch the day before, so when lunchtime rolled around we searched for one on the GPS and luckily there was one close and this one wasn't closed.  We had a quick lunch and got to our hotel in another couple of hours.  Dinner was a buffet and being Friday night, seafood was featured.  Neither Gary or I are seafood eaters, so choices weren't that great, even the pasta and veggies had seafood in them.  It was a different approach to my quantity buffet from the night before.  This time it was just a small steak, a piece of prime rib, carrots and a salad.  We played a few slots and I wanted to go back to the hotel to workout, even though it was 8:30 pm. 

I changed clothles and hit the workout room.  When I first went in, I saw the treadmills but no bikes.  I found them in another room.  They were old and wobbly.  In fact, they were like peddling on a rocking chair.  There were two bikes and they were both that way.  I could stop the wobble, if I stretched my arms out stiff.  Almost like holding a push ups.  I alternated doing that and got through 22 minutes and then 20 minutes on the treadmill.  It was a workout.  I was tired and sweaty going up to the room.  A guy got on the elevator ahead of me and asked what floor.  I said 7 ... er, whatever the top floor is and as he hit both 7 and 9 said well ... you'll get there eventually.  I guess I WAS tired and thinking about something else because I got off at 7 and wondered why my key wouldn't work in the door that had the "do not disburb" tag on it ... Ooops, wrong room since it was the wrong floor.

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